Little Black "domicile"! virtual interior design

Looking For A Quick Kitchen Update?

Sabon Home White Kitchen with Chrome Connected Deck Mount Faucet

More people dream about a kitchen redo than any other type of project in our homes.  We scroll online resources, look at endless home decor magazines and have date nights at the big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot drooling over the possibilities.  Sound familiar?  Choices for cabinets, counters and appliances are endless and can be overwhelming.  How about we start with the one element every kitchen needs and perhaps even start our update with the sink faucet.

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New Life As A Vintage Airbnb Rental

A Renovation To Share!

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Go ahead and do a double-take of the before and after on another Wednesday “Wow”!  Then hop over to the blog and see how this new Airbnb rental celebrates its vintage charm!

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Selling A Home… Are You Reaching The Right Buyers?

 Marketing A Lifestyle Sells A Home

 

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The spring real estate season is fast approaching and your buyer is scrolling thru listings right now.  Yes, this is often the best time to place a house on the market. However, it can also be the most competitive time and your home has to appeal to a buyer quickly.  Real estate agents have a standard list of what to do to prepare a home for sale.  Our design firm has assisted clients buying, and selling, homes for too many years to count.  Join us, this Friday, as we show you our Favorite way to market a home!

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The One Element Every Kitchen Needs Can Be Easy To Upgrade

Are You A Faucet Snob?

Sabon Home White Kitchen with Chrome Connected Deck Mount Faucet

More people dream about a kitchen redo than any other type of project in our homes.  We scroll online resources, look at endless home decor magazines and have date nights at the big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot drooling over the possibilities.  Sound familiar?  Choices for cabinets, counters and appliances are endless and can be overwhelming.  How about we start with the one element every kitchen needs and perhaps even start our upgrade with the sink faucet.

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Cheerleading 101- Do I Need An Interior Designer?

HOW TO NAIL YOUR NEXT HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

“Do I need a designer…. with all the ideas and resources available to me online and with social media..I should be able to do this myself!”

Except… you only have so many hours in a day, have other responsibilities and people you’d like to spend time with.  You are likely logging many hours saving photos and ideas from sources like Pinterest.  Right now you may have a phone full of photos and a long wish list.  Some projects you have implemented either didn’t turn out like you envisioned or look just like someone else’s!  So do you need a designer?

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via Pinterest

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The “Cottage” Estate At Little Hills

IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOVE A HOUSE  TOO MUCH?

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Our design firm is “old”.  Years ago a very young feature writer called us “an established design firm with years of experience”.  What this really means to us is that we have built relationships that are important to us.  We continue to be blessed with clients who allow us to come into their homes and become part of their families.   We have as many memories of their homes as they do.  When it’s time to pass “our” home onto the next family it can be bittersweet.

Little Hills Is One Of These Properties. 

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